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THE REJECTION OF ISRAEL EXISTENCE AND THE
CALL FOR UNITY AND SUPPORT FOR THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ISRAEL


Permission is given to use religious funds to back the
Palestinian and Lebanese struggle


It is necessary that the benevolent Muslims, in particular the
honourable people of Iran who are in the forefront of charity giving, set about as soon as
possible this crucial task of saving the defenceless refugees. They should rush to their
aid with whatever means possible, and with a sense of responsibility before God the
Almighty they should not refrain from giving them any kind of honourable assistance. If so
desired, they are permitted to use up to a third of the monies from the blessed share of
the Imam (sahm-i imam), upon whom be peace, to help the refugees and those affected
by the war.

Imams message marking events in Lebanon, 22 March 1978
(2 Farvardin 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 22, p. 123.

Israel is a great disaster for the Muslims


One of the great disasters to have struck the Muslims is the aggressor
Israel, which is presently in a state of war with the Muslims and is busy advancing on
Lebanese soil while receiving help from the Shah. The Muslim governments are mainly
indifferent to this vital issue, heedless of the fact that if Israel is successful in its
advances, God forbid, it will treat the other countries in exactly the same manner. These
disasters which have befallen us stem from America and its henchmen.

Imams message dated 24 March 1978 (4 Farvardin 1357
AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 2, p. 41.

I will persist in my aims to unite the Muslims against Israel


Question: Do you wish Iran to close ranks with the Arab countries
against Israel?

Reply: I have always and persistently expressed my desire that the
Muslims of the world unite in a struggle against their enemies, Israel being one of them.
Unfortunately, however, the different regimes that have come to power in the Muslim
countries have not heard my calls. I hope that finally these calls will be heard. As for
myself, I will persist with this course of action.

Question: The last series of military attacks by Israel resulted in the
occupation of another Arab land, that is the south of Lebanon, where the people are
Shiites. What are you going to do about this?

Reply: The people of south Lebanon must return to their homes through
whatever means it takes. It is their duty to struggle for the restoration of their land
before the Israelis settle their own people there.

Imams interview with Le Monde, 6 May 1978 (16
Urdibihisht 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 2, p. 48.

Twenty years of exhorting unity


For approximately twenty years now I have been exhorting the Arab
countries to come together and drive out this corrupting element. If Israel gains power,
it will not be content with Beit ul- Moqaddas. Unfortunately, however, my advice has had
no effect on them. I ask of God to awaken the Muslims.

Imams remarks dated 7 May 1978 (17 Urdibihisht 1357
AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 6, p. 116.

We have always been at one with you


Mr Abu Ammar:

We have always opposed the Shah, Israel and their supporters on the
issue of Palestine, while agreeing with you on this matter and making the nations aware of
Israels tyranny. Now that the Iranian people are being trampled beneath the boots of
the Shahs executioners, are besieged by tanks, guns and machine guns, and Israeli
soldiers are helping by positioning themselves in the streets of Tehran to kill the
defenceless people of Iran, be at one with our innocent people and make our voices reach
the world through your propaganda machinery.

Imams reply to Yassir Arafat, 19 September 1978 (28
Shahrivar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 2, p. 107.

We support the Arab countries which oppose Israel


Question: What is your position on the Arabs?

Reply: We extend our hands to the Arab countries who are continuing
with their struggle against Israel, and indeed have always supported them against Israel.
It is hoped that the Arab nations will defend the struggles of the Iranian nation.

Imams interview with a representative of the Arabic
language Al-Qaumi al-Arabi magazine, 11 November 1978 (20 Aban 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi
Nur, Vol. 3, p. 103.

We will stand in the same line of battle as our Palestinian brothers


Question: What is the view of His Holiness, the Ayatullah, on the
Palestinian movement and the Palestinian people on the whole and in particular on Beit
ul-Moqaddas? What relations exist between you and the Palestine Liberation Organisation?

Reply: For many years now, we have always spoken of Israel and the fact
that it is a usurper. Our intention has always been to stand by our Palestinian brothers,
and whenever we gain power, we will join them in defending their rights like brothers
standing as equals in the same line of battle as them. Beit ul-Moqaddas must be returned
to the Muslims, the Israelis are usurpers. Unfortunately, I cannot understand why, despite
their large populations and all the kinds of vast material means they have at their
disposal, the Arab governments cannot regain their rights and their lands and defend their
homeland. This is because of the differences that exist among them. I hope they will put
an end to these differences and will pay attention to Islamic issues, so that, God
willing, they will tear this cancerous element out from their lands.

Imams interview with the Lebanese Al-Nahar daily, 11 November
1978 (20 Aban 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3, pp. 104-105.

Twenty years of support for Palestine


Under the present circumstances, the Shahs regime supports Israel.
For nearly twenty years now I have, in my declarations and speeches, opposed this policy
and have declared my support for the rightful struggles of the Arab and Palestinian
people.

Imams interview with the German Third World
daily, 15 November 1978 (24 Aban 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3, p. 161.

No freedom seeker officially recognises Israel


Neither the Muslim people of Iran, nor indeed any Muslim, and in
general no freedom seeker officially recognise Israel, and we will always support our
Palestinian and Arab brothers.

Imams interview with the Middle East News Bulletin,
17 November 1978 (26 Aban 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3, p. 178.

Quds must be returned to the Muslims


Question: What is your view on the fate of Quds?

Reply: Quds belongs to the Muslims and must be returned to them.

Imams interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir,
23 November 1978 (2 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3 p. 238.

Be united and rely on Islam so that they do not aspire to dominate
you


Question: Do you have a message for the Arab people?

Reply: My message for the Arab and Muslim brothers is this: put your
differences aside and offer each other the hand of brotherhood, be in step and unite with
all the Muslim brothers, even the non-Arab brothers. Make Islam your only point of
reliance. Only by having uncountable material resources and, more importantly, by
possessing divine and spiritual resources which are to be found in Islam, can you become a
power over which the superpowers will never aspire to dominate and will not subject to
attacks from the left and the right in this manner and plunder everything you have.

Imams interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir,
23 November 1978 (2 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3 p. 238.

We will throw the Israeli advisers out


We will throw these American military men out of Iran, we will throw
these military advisers out of Iran along with those from Israel and those others who are
swallowing up the peoples land and destroying the Muslims resources. God willing, we
will throw them out, and it will be the hand of God which will do this.

Imams remarks, 19 November 1978 (28 Aban 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi
Nur, Vol. 3, p. 206.

We will have no relations with Israel


Question:If the Shah goes and the government Your Holiness
envisages is established in power, what changes will appear in the relations between your
government and Israel?

Reply: We will reject Israel and will have no relations with it. It is
a usurping government and our enemy.

Question: Does that mean that Israel will not be supplied with oil from
Iran?

Reply: It will not.

Imams interview with an American reporter, 1 December
1978 (10 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3, p. 275.

We support the oppressed Palestinians


Question: Is it true that you support the aims of the Palestine
Liberation Front?

Reply: We support the oppressed. We support whoever is oppressed
wherever they may be, and the Palestinians are oppressed, the Israelis oppress them. For
this reason, we support them.

Imams interview with an American reporter, 1 December
1978 (10 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 3, p. 275.

Freeing Quds from the malice of Israel is the duty of all Muslims

Question: In their defence against Israels continual aggression,
Amal has given a lot of martyrs. What advice do you have for the people of south Lebanon?

Reply: Everyone should unite and stand in a united front against these
aggressors. They should act and chop off their usurping hand. This is the duty of all
Muslims in general, to free Quds and put an end to the malice of this germ of corruption
in Islamic lands.

Imams interview with Amal, 7 December 1978 (16 Azar 1357
AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4, p. 31.

Selling the wealth of the Muslims to Israel is forbidden


It is prohibited for anyone to scatter to the winds the wealth of the
Muslims, that wealth which belongs to a nation, or sell it to the enemies of Islam such as
Israel who is presently at war with the Muslims. It is said that most of Israels oil is
supplied by Iran, and in exchange, so it is said, many of our number killed were murdered
by Israeli soldiers.

Imams remarks dated 9 December 1978 (18 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi
Nur, Vol. 4, pp. 43-44.

Under no circumstances will we officially recognise Israel


Israel has been rejected by us and never will we supply it with oil,
nor will we, under any circumstances, officially recognise it.

Imams interview with the American CBS channel, 11
December 1978 (20 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4, p. 52.

The Iranian nation has always supported Palestine


Question: Would you say that you have links with all the freedom
movements in the different Arab countries, each one of which fights for independence (like
the people of Palestine), autonomy, political, economic and ideological freedom in its own
special way and its own particular circumstances?

Reply: The sacred Islamic movement taking place in Iran has no
organised links with groups outside the country. However, we hope that because the Iranian
people always supported the struggle of all freedom-fighters, in particular that of the
Palestinian brothers against the aggressor Israel, and because for more than fifteen years
in my directives and speeches I have always endorsed their movement and assisted them as
far as possible, they, and indeed all freedom-fighters throughout the world, will today
support the justice-seeking struggles of the Iranian nation. We hope that this will happen
as soon as possible and to the greatest degree possible.

Imams interview with the Italian Communist Party
newspaper Unita, 14 December 1978 (23 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4,
p. 70.

Palestine is like one of our limbs


Question: In 1948, Palestine was seized unlawfully and, with the
co-operation of the big imperialist governments, Zionist dreams were realised. How did
this tragedy affect the people of Iran at that time and what reaction did it provoke?

Reply: Actually it must be said that the usurpation of Palestine by the
aggressor Israel with the co-operation of the big imperialist governments was a tragedy
for all Muslims including those in Iran. It was a very painful tragedy in which it must be
said the imperialist governments of the time were the main aggressors for they were the
ones who devised this plot against the Muslims in this region. Indeed, the Islamic
countries have suffered many disasters at the hands of the superpowers and this was just
one of those huge disasters, only this time it was perpetrated by the Zionists.

Because of the peoples deep Islamic sentiment, the loss of Palestine
for the Iranian nation - and that does not include the Shah and his government - was like
losing one of its own limbs. For this reason, and despite the co-operation of the Shah and
his puppet governments with Israel, the Iranian nation has always offered its deepest and
sincere sympathies to the Palestinian fighters.

For more than fifteen years I have repeatedly protested against the
co-operation of the Shah and his government with Israel, and so many Iranians, clergymen
and laymen alike, have gone to prison and been tortured for protesting about Israels
aggressions. We have always defended Palestine to the best of our ability as part of our
Islamic duty, and, God willing, we will always carry out this divine duty alongside other
Muslims.

Question: Could you talk about the kind of relations that exist between
you and the Palestine resistance? It is well known that open relations exist between the
Shah and Israel in different areas and in particular that the Shah helps Israel to a great
extent by supplying its oil. Could you elaborate on what your relations with Israel will
be after Iran has been freed from the Shahs rule?

Reply: As I pointed out before, we will always, to the best of our
abilities and with all our might, help our Palestinian brothers to bring an end to Israeli
aggression and free Islamic lands from the hands of the usurper Israel. We will never
assist Israel even in the smallest degree.

Imams interview with a journalist from the Palestinian
Vefa news agency, 15 December 1978 (24 Azar 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 22, pp.
151-153.

We will not allow even the slightest bit of negligence


Because of his actions against the interests of the Muslims, the Arab
countries and the Palestinian brothers, Sadat has been ostracised by the Arab and Islamic
world. According to Islam, the Muslims and indeed all international criteria, Israel is a
usurper and an aggressor, and we will not allow even the slightest bit of negligence or
weakness in putting an end to its aggressions. At appropriate times, I have supported
Yassir Arafats measures and attempts to obtain rights for the Palestinians and have
Islamic lands returned to the Muslims.

Interview dated 31 December 1978 (10 Dey 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi
Nur, Vol. 4, p. 114.

Israel is a usurper


Question: Will the Ayatullah and the new government change Irans
policy on Israel and South Africa? Will the sale of Iranian oil depend on the past and
present political stance of the purchasing country on Iran?

Reply: Israel is a usurper and no kind of relation will exist between
Iran and a handful of usurpers. Who on earth would be prepared to sell oil to a racist,
criminal country?

Interview with foreign journalists, 4 January 1979 (14 Dey
1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4, p. 134.

We will not give oil to Israel


Question: When you return to Iran, what decision will you make on the
issue of oil supplies to Israel and South Africa?

Reply: Israel is at war with the Muslims and is the usurper of our
brothers lands, we will not supply it with oil. Other countries, however, which have
dealt with us in a just manner, will benefit from our oil.

Imams interview with a reporter from the BBC, 5 January
1979 (15 Dey 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4, p. 140.

We will not have relations with Israel the usurper


Question: In the field of foreign policy, what position will Your
Holiness adopt on countries such as the United States, Russia and Israel?

Reply: We will not have relations with Israel because it is a usurper
and is at war with the Muslims. However, as regards America and Russia, if they do not
interfere in our internal affairs and seek proper relations with us, we will establish
relations with them.

Imams interview with French televisions Channel 2, 8
January 1979 (18 Dey 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 4, p. 172.

Even if Israel repents, we will not have relations with it


Question: If those governments which throughout the present revolution
in Iran have openly supported the Shah express their regret, would you continue relations
with them?

Reply: Yes, apart from Israel. Israel is the exception, as is South
Africa and any country which supports racism.

Question: In your comments you have said that Israel is the enemy of
Islam. Is then it possible that an Islamic government will declare war on this country.

Reply: It depends on the circumstances at the time.

Imams interview 23 January 1979 (3 Bahman 1357 AHS). Sahifa-yi
Nur, Vol. 4, p. 260.


There is no valid reason for Israels existence


Question: What is your view on relations with Israel and the
collaboration of the army with the Arab army against Israel?

Reply: The Arab countries will not need us in a war against Israel.
They must not allow the entity Israel to become more deep rooted. We will cut off all
relations with Israel because there is no valid reason for its existence.

Imams interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel.
Kayhan newspaper, 5 February 1979 (16 Bahman 1357 AHS).


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